OverPressure - Blast Parameter Prediction

OverPressure abbreviated is an easy-to-use software tool designed to compute the blast effects caused by the surface detonation of high explosive using UFC 03-0340-02 (2008) blast parameter data. The tool can generate incident and reflected pressure time-histories suitable for use in single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) analysis. The pressure-time histories generated by can be imported directly into RCBlast (2013) for inelastic dynamic analysis of blast-loaded structures. The software can also be used to back-calculate TNT charge-weight and stand-off distance, given a specific pressure-impulse combination. OverPressure is available as a free download.

Eric Jacques
Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

My research interests include blast protection of buildings, high strain rate material response, and new structural forms for infrastructure resilience.